YORK City boss Colin Walker gave Richard Brodie his full backing despite the 20-year-old striker's angry reaction to being substituted during Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Ebbsfleet.

Brodie, who has scored City's only two goals in the last three matches, slammed the top of the dugout in frustration after being replaced by Leo Fortune-West 62 minutes into a disappointing Blue Square Premier clash.

His behaviour earned the former Newcastle Benfield forward an icy glare at the time from Walker, but the City manager is prepared to overlook the matter as long as it does not happen again in the future.

Walker said: "At times, Richard will find it difficult because he's only 20, but I've got all the confidence in the world in him. He's got to learn to take it on the chin."